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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
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Breathtaking Experience

Omg! This Zipline was so cool. They picked us with the bus and we drove to the top of the mountain... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
gozdeo743
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Miami
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AWESOME!!!

I loved this excursion!! The scenery you drive through to get to the Ziprider is gorgeous and the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Sherri M
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Alaskan sized adventure! This is it, the world's largest zip-line: 5,330 feet long, 1,300 foot vertical drop, 60 mph maximum speed, 300 feet highest point from ground, 1.5 minute ride time! If you are looking for true adventure then the ZipRider is for you. Unlike anything you've seen before the ZipRider cable ride at Icy Strait Point is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Your adventure begins when you board your bus for the ride to the top the mountain. Your driver will narrate as you pass through the village of Hoonah and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the launching area. At 1,300 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. Six guests launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! 3, 2, 1 and you're off, accelerating to 60 mph as you pass 300 feet above the treetops. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of Port Frederick, Icy Strait and your cruise ship far below. Your ZipRide concludes with a break-activated landing on the beach back at Icy Strait Point.Participants must be between 90 and 275 pounds and be comfortable with heights. This ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems, or who are pregnant. Photos will be available at the end of your ride!
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108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Omg! This Zipline was so cool. They picked us with the bus and we drove to the top of the mountain! When we reached there it was first scary! 4 lines they have so you can have with you 3 more friends to do it...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I loved this excursion!! The scenery you drive through to get to the Ziprider is gorgeous and the scenery you sail over is spectacular. I wanted to go again when it ended. I WILL be doing this again!!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Booking through your cruise line or direct is the same price. This is a very safe excursion but not for people that are unable to walk down steep hills. The ride up in a bus takes 45 minutes however there is a very steep walk...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived on the Norwegian Sun. It was a beautiful day, with whales frolicking in the bay. A knowledgeable local welcomed us aboard his bus and drove us to the top of the zipline. At the top there was still some snow on the ground...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Do it! Do not be fearfull..I was ...but what a ride...the worlds longest ziprider. View to die for..we rode up on a rickety old bus with an extremely knowledgeable driver and pointed out places of interest and stopped for photos which was amazing..we did a...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the narrated drive to the top, which passes through Hoonah. It was all friendly and very well organised. The zip ride down was fun, with wonderful views. But both my partner and I were twisted around by the wind, so we went...More

Thank Paula H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Serious zip line fans have to do this. Not cheap. Not for the faint hearted. A drive to three top and 90 seconds for adrenaline rush.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to be on a cruise ship that stops at Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska, and you like zip lines then I must highly recommend the Ziprider. It was windy and raining the day we were there which didn't take away...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I took my 85 year old mother on the zipline, and she wanted to go back for more. It was a 45 minute bus ride to the top of the mountain, and then a short walk down to the zip line. It felt as if...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The zipline is amazing and a must do while in Hoonah. Our driver and guide on the ascent was Jimmy Dalton, what a wonderful man, funny and very informative, he made us feel very ho ho (welcome), 10/10 from me.

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MelbaToast2001
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Response from Sherri M | Reviewed this property |
I have a bad lower back. I broke it when I was 9. The landing for this ride was g ntle enough to not bother my back at all.
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Lisa W
7 March 2018|
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Response from helga1985 | Reviewed this property |
60 seconds but a great informative ride up but a 45 min wait as were last to go
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Denise A
24 August 2017|
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Response from HappyGJackson | Reviewed this property |
We booked it thur the cruise ship $259.00 per person. I loved it the zip line was awesome .
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